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ERIC Number: ED477014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 7
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SPLACH: A Computer Environment Supporting Distance Project-Based Learning.
George, Sebastien
Describes research that deals with collaborative learning at a distance and takes place in the field of CSCL (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning). To promote communications between people learning in a distance context, we think that it is important to involve these learners in collective activities. We suggest set-up activities using project-based learning to stimulate and facilitate collective learning. To support distance project-based learning, we designed and developed a computer environment called SPLACH. This environment comprises specific tools for different actors: the project designer, the learners and the project leader. SPLACH was investigated in two different contexts: with pupils in a secondary school in the domain of technology and with adult students learning programming at the Tele-university of Quebec. This article presents the computer environment SPLACH and some of the results of its evaluation. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/AEF)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: info@aace.org; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687. Figures contain illegible type.